Celebrated German director Thomas Ostermeier takes on Ibsen’s 19th century play in a radical stage production.
With his signature aesthetic and gritty realism, to a Southeast Asia stage for the first time, the internationally renowned theatre director Thomas Ostermeier’s takes on Henrik Ibsen’s play about a man’s crusade to tell the truth at all costs. In between a rock band rehearsal, hipster costumes, riffs from David Bowie, and an electrifying climax where the audience is called upon to participate in a rowdy debate, the remarkable production boldly tackles very contemporary dilemmas that seem to have added resonance six years on.
An Enemy of the People follows the journey of Dr Stockmann who discovers that the drinking water in his spa town is contaminated by industrial waste, and the persecution he faces when his exposé becomes inconvenient to the tourism the town depends on.
This stunning production has played to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Melbourne and Seoul, just to name a few cities. There is no reason why audiences in Singapore will be an exception.
(Photos by Arno Declair)